One bonus was that I inherited his queen sized goose down doona. What a fine doona it was. But let me confess, although I am scrupulously clean in many areas, I am a dirty bitch with my bedding. I change my sheets and pillowcases about every three weeks or more. I don't have spares, so they are washed and dried in the clothes dryer on the same day.
My doona cover is only washed two or three times a year. I don't use the doona for nearly six months of the year, just a doubled over sheet. As I have said in the past, I am hot in bed but a dirty housewife.
2018 minus 1981 equals my doona being 37 years old, plus it was not new, so let's say 40 years old. Sadly both the stitching and fabric have began to rot, meaning a release of goose down feathers. It is time to bite the bullet and buy a new doona and replace this kind of brown doona, infused with my sweat over many year. I did once consider having it cleaned, but it looked so bad, I would embarrassed to be seen with it.
I looked at new doonas in Big W and they were cheap enough at around $35 but they were all rated warm. I wanted a cool doona.
We were shopping in South Melbourne and I talked R into going up to the next level above the supermarket, to Spotlight. I remember Spotlight of old as just having bolts of fabric. It has reinvented itself and I loved visiting the store. There were all sorts of interesting things, including a huge range of doonas.
It took some time but I eventually found a lightweight doona, a loft doona. Is a loft the same as an attic? Will I feel like I am living in a New York City loft?
It cost a good bit more than the $35 ones in Big W, just short of $100. But given I never paid for the last one and it lasted 40 years, should I worry? But damnation, it has sat in my wardrobe for weeks and about 10 days after I bought it, I saw on the big electronic sign above Young and Jacksons Hotel in town, 20% off everything at Spotlight. That would have made it $80.
I finally washed my doona cover and put on the new doona. It has made my bed look much neater, so nice and flat and not lumpy old feathers. As I write this, I have spent one night with it and it is brilliant. It is extra good that my bed looks so neat as tomorrow I will have tradies traipsing through my bedroom into my ensuite and who would not want not a bed to not look neat when the tradie fantasies kick in.
The zipper bag is now storing my underwear and socks as I moved them from my drawers so that I could put everything in by bathroom cupboards into my jocks and socks drawers for the tradies to have free reign. R has done the same in his bathroom and the laundry cupboard, and we need to do under the kitchen sink in the morning before the tradies arrive.
Early start tomorrow. Must be up early and looking attractive for tradies. Should I use powder or liquid makeup? Must be time for me to head to my loft and snuggle down.